War, perhaps most famous for its smash hit “Lowrider”, is no stranger to fame. Touring on and off since the 70s, and one of the most eclectic bands of its time, this iconic group freely melds soul, Latin, jazz and rock influences into its funky rhythm. They’ll open the set, to be followed directly by The Doobie Brothers, famous for their hits “Long Train Runnin’,” “Listen to the Music,” “Black Water,” and others.
Those interested in catching something a bit more contemporary could set their sights on six-time platinum artist Lauryn Hill, best known for her time with hip-hop group The Fugees, before moving on to do her own solo work, for which she’s become the only woman in history to win five Grammy awards in a single year. She’s playing this Sunday, April 3rd at The Waterfront at Aloha Tower.
More contemporary yet, Spring Break Massive is Honolulu’s premier rock-reggae event and, like its name suggests, holds a massive line-up of musicians. Kids wait all year for this event, and this year looks to be no disappointment. If you can still get tickets, feel lucky and get your butt over there.
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